TV on Disc Channel Guide: Back to 'The Glades' and it's 'Adventure Time'
Plus more seasons and specials, including another trip to 'Warehouse 13'
"Warehouse 13: Season Three" (Universal), the most popular show on SyFy, continues its play of fantastic situations, colorful character chemistry, oddball history, and comic attitude within a whole new conspiracy designed to bring about the Warehouspocalypse. It's still the goofy details and chemistry that makes the show work. 12 episodes plus the Christmas special on three discs, DVD only. Videodrone's review is here.
"The Glades: Season Two" (Fox) heads back to the Everglades for more episodes of the A&E original crime show about a Chicago detective (Aussie actor Matt Passmore) who relocates to Florida for the sun and ends up smack in the middle of the murder capital of the American south. Passmore's Detective Jim Longworth is aggressively irritating and typically unconventional—he doesn't really work well with others, which is partly why he's far from his Chicago home—but a sharp detective. It's the usual cable summer show formula of unusual setting (rural Florida), unconventional character and lots of colorful detail around the edges of the conventional crime story. 13 episodes on four discs, with commentary on select episodes, extended episodes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and featurettes. DVD only.
"Adventure Time: The Complete First Season" (Warner) collects all 24 12-minute episodes of the strange animated fantasy about a boy and his dog in the crazy, creatively designed land of Ooo. The show, which combines the surrealism of the Adult Swim shows with the innocence of childhood imagination (not to mention fantasy gaming), is designed for adults and kids alike. It's now on its fourth season on cable. After two compilation disc releases, this is the first complete season release. The two-disc set features commentary on four episodes, featurettes, animatics and other supplements. DVD only.
In "The Note III: Notes From the Heart Healer" (Sony), a TV movie made for the Hallmark Channel, Genie Francis is back as advice columnist Peyton MacGruder and Ted McGinley as her husband King, and they go in search of the parents of an infant left on their doorstep. DVD only, with deleted scenes and a featurette on the stars.
"Doctor Who: The Krotons" (BBC), story number 47 in the original series, stars Patrick Troughton as The Doctor, and "Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks" (BBC), no. 72, stars Jon Pertwee as The Doctor. Both single-disc DVD releases feature a complete multi-episode story, plus commentary, featurettes and other supplements.
"Father Dowling Mysteries: The Second Season" (Paramount) features 13 more episodes from the eighties-era series geriatric mystery series starring Tom Bosley as a priest with a knack for sniffing out mysteries and Tracy Nelson as the street-smart nun who plays his partner in crime solving. Three discs, DVD only.
"iCarly: The Complete 4th Season" (Paramount) features 10 episodes of the hit tweener sitcom made for Nickelodeon, plus five bonus episodes of the series "How to Rock," on two discs. DVD only.
"Jem and the Holograms: Season Three" (Shout! Factory) presents the final 13 episodes of the glitter-pop animated series on two discs, and "G.I. Joe: Series 2, Season 2" (Shout! Factory) offers 20 episodes of the 1991 incarnation of the animated series, plus a featurette, on three discs. Both DVD only.